With Knack and Killzone flops, does the xbone seem more appealing?

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Posted by uninspiredcup (8659 posts) 1 year, 12 days ago

Poll: With Knack and Killzone flops, does the xbone seem more appealing? (194 votes)

Yes 37%
No 61%

Now that highly publicized Playstation 4 launch games have been a huge world wide disappointment with a general critical consensus of "meh" does this monumental failure now make the xbone appeal as the hero you deserve? Because it can take it?

#1 Posted by akimbo_atato (34 posts) -

Is there a review for KZ SF?

#2 Posted by Vatusus (4616 posts) -

Still not. Both launch line-ups look terrible. I'll wait a year before jumping into next gen. Until then I've plenty to play on my PS3 and PC. This is why I never buy consoles day 1. Faulty hardware and terrible software you can get later on with cheap prices

#3 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

It already was.

#4 Edited by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

Nope. I don't buy consoles for launch games. If I did, I'd own a WiiU by now.

#5 Posted by MBirdy88 (8240 posts) -

Well depends how good their launch is, but still both are proving to be overhyped crap. Will upgrade my Gcard and get a s*it hot ips monitor.

#6 Posted by dreamdude (4614 posts) -

@Vatusus said:

Still not. Both launch line-ups look terrible. I'll wait a year before jumping into next gen. Until then I've plenty to play on my PS3 and PC. This is why I never buy consoles day 1. Faulty hardware and terrible software you can get later on with cheap prices

Same here. It confuses me why people get over hyped about buying a console day one after observing how much launches generally suck in past generations.

#7 Edited by SonofK (1066 posts) -

Killzone got a 5 on Polygon

http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/13/5097534/killzone-shadow-fall-review-ps4

#8 Posted by Heil68 (44561 posts) -

Nope, not to me. I'll get Xbone later on I'm sure, but I'll stick with the PS4 for now.

#9 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (976 posts) -

the fk wrong with Game Informer 8.25/10

how many Sony paid gameinformer to inflate a 5.25/10 to 8.25/10 review score.

#10 Edited by TruthArisen (385 posts) -

Wonder Woman responds.

" I did not think that knack and Shadow Fall would be creating such envy."

#11 Posted by UNcartMe (556 posts) -

I'm not getting any system at launch, but if you are a gamer and can only afford one, I think Sony has the best history of delivering great exclusives. I think I'll get it when Infamous comes out.

#12 Posted by SonofK (1066 posts) -

@Opus_Rea-333 said:

the fk Game Informer 8.25/10

how many Sony paid gameinformer to inflate a 5.25/10 to 8.25 review score.

And people wonder why Game Informer has no credibility.

#13 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (1967 posts) -

It already was an appealing console but the circle jerk made people think that they never wanted one.

#14 Edited by ocidax (764 posts) -

You have to wait for Xbone reviews...

#15 Posted by Szminsky (1433 posts) -

Nothing seems appealing right now.... Perhaps in a year.

#16 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2160 posts) -

We all knew those two games were going to be mediocre, just like Ryse and Dead Rising will be.

#17 Posted by SonofK (1066 posts) -

@ocidax said:

You have to wait for Xbone reviews...

We already know Forza and most likely Dead Rising will at least be AA titles, and so far buzz about KI is great, The only game that can really hit or miss is Ryse.

I already knew KZ was going to flop ever since Gamexplain said it was more like KZ3 instead of KZ2

#18 Posted by kingdre (9456 posts) -

Neither console has a very appealing launch line-up anyway. It's gonna take more than 2 flops to affect my choice.

#19 Posted by BigShotSmoov007 (280 posts) -

I'm surprised it's getting average reviews. I thought it would get 9's from alot of websites cause of the looks alone but graphics truly doesn't make a game. I'll still pick it up when I get my PS4.

#20 Posted by LordOfPoms (1086 posts) -

@TruthArisen said:

Wonder Woman responds.

" I did not think that knack and Shadow Fall would be creating such envy."

God I love this account.

#21 Posted by stereointegrity (10724 posts) -

I survived the dismal ps3 launch....... This launch is ten times better

#22 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

No not to me, but then again, I was never intending to own either Knack or Killzone. Knack looks like a child's game and Killzone is a FPS and well as a PC gamer, I don't take much interest in FPS on consoles, exclusive or not. The only FPS I own for my PS3 is Resistance 2.

#23 Edited by kingtone85 (47 posts) -

Wow. Shadow Fall was a surprise even though Killzone games have always been average or worse. That means Forza is guaranteed to be the crown jewel of the exclusive launch titles unless Ryse or DR3 can step up to the plate. That was the one game Sony was banking on. That's why they waited this long to allow reviews.

#24 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

No Killzone has ever been a good ga,me, and no one hyped Knack. Nothing that happened with those scores is a surprise in the least. The Xbox One has the better launch lineup by far.

#25 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3575 posts) -

No, but the Wii U keeps looking better and better. :)

#26 Posted by ocidax (764 posts) -

@SonofK: Don't bet on that. Forza = Nothing new. DR is the same. Graphics, look at Killzone.

#27 Posted by edidili (3449 posts) -

We already knew Killzone and Knack wouldn't be masterpieces so not much has changed. They only got hyped because they were the only exclusives PS4 had.

#28 Posted by edidili (3449 posts) -

@kingtone85 said:

Wow. Shadow Fall was a surprise even though Killzone games have always been average or worse.

And it still was a surprise to you? I don't get it.

#29 Posted by BigShotSmoov007 (280 posts) -

It's going to be interesting to see what Dead Rising 3 gets seeing that it's being wrecked lately for being at a lower res and frame rate than everyone was expecting.

#30 Posted by NameIess_One (559 posts) -

We still need to see the X1 launch title reviewed to reach a conclusion... but it shouldn't be hard to outmatch the PS4 flops we have on display, unless MS really fucks things up.

#31 Edited by PernicioEnigma (5374 posts) -

@Szminsky said:

Nothing seems appealing right now.... Perhaps in a year.

This.

I learnt my lesson last gen as far as buying a console at launch. The only Xbox One game that looks interesting to me is Forza 5, but with Project Cars and Assetto Corsa coming to PC soon I don't feel like I'm missing out.

It's the same every year - crappy launch titles rushed to meet the console release date, nothing available so far screams "next gen", the only game that you could argue "looks" next gen is Killzone: SF, and even that doesn't look as good as Crysis 2 maxed on PC, never mind Crysis 3, Metro: LL, etc...

#32 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5374 posts) -

@kingtone85 said:

Wow. Shadow Fall was a surprise even though Killzone games have always been average or worse. That means Forza is guaranteed to be the crown jewel of the exclusive launch titles unless Ryse or DR3 can step up to the plate. That was the one game Sony was banking on. That's why they waited this long to allow reviews.

Really? Guerrilla games have always been sub-par. Maybe that's a bit harsh, judging by the review the online in Shadow Fall is pretty decent, but it sounds like they made some pretty amateurish mistakes in the campaign.

#33 Edited by Doom_HellKnight (12202 posts) -

Haha. No.

#34 Edited by PernicioEnigma (5374 posts) -

@ocidax said:

@SonofK: Don't bet on that. Forza = Nothing new. DR is the same. Graphics, look at Killzone.

I don't know about that. Assuming what they've said about "driveatar" (or whatever it's called) is true, that could almost be considered a revolution as far as racing game AI (and AI in general) goes. Aside from that, there's not a whole lot you can do in a racing game that hasn't been done - improve the graphics, track accuracy, physics, etc etc - all of witch they've done in Forza 5.

#35 Posted by SonofK (1066 posts) -

@ocidax said:

@SonofK: Don't bet on that. Forza = Nothing new. DR is the same. Graphics, look at Killzone.

LOL people have been saying Forza is nothing new for the last 3 installments, guess what? All Forza main installments are Triple A on metacritics,

Killzone is the same, with better graphics, and it flopped into oblivion.

#36 Posted by TheFadeForever (1770 posts) -

Nope I beat some of its exclusive will also come to the PC

#37 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9598 posts) -

I'm reading the review and it just sounds like he based his review too much on the single-player. I mean, every bad thing he had to say about the game was about the SP. Killzone is a multi-player focused game. I sure wish CoD would have gotten that scrutiny like Killzone got here. I still plan on getting this game, as the multi-player is supposed to rock and I, like literally the entire rest of the fan base, I play Killzone for the multi-player, not for the eight hour campaign. I think if he wouldn't have emphasized the single-player so much, this game probably would have gotten an 8 or maybe even a 9, depending on how much he loved the MP.

#38 Edited by SonofK (1066 posts) -

KZ just dropped down to 71, Flop of the year confirmed?

#39 Posted by Chutebox (37227 posts) -

@shawn30: You should look at the description under the score 7

#40 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (4433 posts) -

Killzone SF flopped, honestly was not expecting that. I think by now, we can safely accept that Sony's flagship shooter is an average franchise.

When I was telling the cows how ironic it was they attack the X1 launch line up and tell the lems they have low expectations, while at the same time they hype Killzone SF, I didn't think I'd be right. I expected an 8.5 across the board at least.

I want the cows to know, that I take no pleasure in their games flopping, even though if the X1 games flop or their own had scored really highly, we would never have heard the end of it.

#41 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9598 posts) -

@shawn30 said:

No Killzone has ever been a good ga,me, and no one hyped Knack. Nothing that happened with those scores is a surprise in the least. The Xbox One has the better launch lineup by far.

One of them got FPS of the year here that one time and scored AAA, lol.

#42 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11858 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

No, but the Wii U keeps looking better and better. :)

Exactly Gomie, the Wii U looks to be the best next-gen console.

#43 Posted by uninspiredcup (8659 posts) -

@SonofK said:

KZ just dropped down to 71, Flop of the year confirmed?

Beyond Two Souls. Purely because of David Cage trying to talk big.

#44 Edited by freedomfreak (40613 posts) -
@princessgomez92 said:

No, but the Wii U keeps looking better and better. :)

Business as usual. Like I said, it's the underdog.

#45 Posted by locopatho (20282 posts) -

Knack always looked rubbish. Killzone is so dam mediocre, it's just Sony's desperate attempt to make a game as good as Halo. The only people I've seen going mad for it are Sony fanboys. Even my PS3 only friends prefer COD and Battlefield.

MS's launch lineup is clearly better. Forza looks rehashy but will still be good (ala Mario or COD), Dead Rising 3 looks a blast, and Crimson Dragon, Lococycle, Ryse and Killer Instinct could all impress.

Sony's main studios have been supporting the heck out of the PS3 this year (God Of War, Ni No Kuni, Ratchet and Clank, Last Of Us, Beyond Two Souls, Gran Turismo, The Last of Us) and that is to their extreme credit. It does look to have hurt the PS4's early months though.

#46 Edited by SonofK (1066 posts) -

@locopatho said:

Knack always looked rubbish. Killzone is so dam mediocre, it's just Sony's desperate attempt to make a game as good as Halo. The only people I've seen going mad for it are Sony fanboys. Even my PS3 only friends prefer COD and Battlefield.

MS's launch lineup is clearly better. Forza looks rehashy but will still be good (ala Mario or COD), Dead Rising 3 looks a blast, and Crimson Dragon, Lococycle, Ryse and Killer Instinct could all impress.

Sony's main studios have been supporting the heck out of the PS3 this year (God Of War, Ni No Kuni, Ratchet and Clank, Last Of Us, Beyond Two Souls, Gran Turismo, The Last of Us) and that is to their extreme credit. It does look to have hurt the PS4's early months though.

KZ2 was actually a fun game but KZ3 made the series too much like Call of Duty. KZ2 had a nice heavy feel to it which made the game more tactical and less run and gun, apparently KZSF is more like KZ3

#47 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

@SonofK said:

@ocidax said:

You have to wait for Xbone reviews...

We already know Forza and most likely Dead Rising will at least be AA titles, and so far buzz about KI is great, The only game that can really hit or miss is Ryse.

I already knew KZ was going to flop ever since Gamexplain said it was more like KZ3 instead of KZ2

Forza will review very well, and DR3 gets that its just alot of fun from almost every preview. Ryse will be polarizing, and likely not review all that well cause its a amazing looking but simple brawler.

#48 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

@shawn30: You should look at the description under the score 7

I did. Changes nothing. Great graphics, boring gameplay, terrible writing and voice acting. Its a very very average game, far from a killer app. And none of that is shocking.

#49 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

@TruthArisen said:

Wonder Woman responds.

" I did not think that knack and Shadow Fall would be creating such envy."

Timbers responds - You are a complete joke.

#50 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

No, b/c I wasn't buying the system for either of those titles.